by Allison Lundin, Kim Stager, and Natalie Fullmer
The cold weather, and winter activities such as skiing, sledding or ice-skating can get you in the mood for something warm and filling. Hot chocolate with its many different flavors and toppings, can be a great snack for anytime during the year. You can be into the regular hot chocolate or into mint hot chocolate with marshmallows. You can be into having water or milk or both in your cocoa. You can be expressive and true to you when you make yourself or have someone else make you this seasonal drink.
“I drink it in the morning, especially when it’s winter, but just whenever I feel like it.” said Junior Jackson LaBaugh.
Winter seems to be the best time to drink hot chocolate, because it helps to chase away the cold.
“I like to dip buttered toast in my hot chocolate.” said LaBaugh.
Other people have their own additions that they like to put in their hot chocolate such as: candy canes, marshmallows, ice cream, whipped cream, and more. LaBaugh’s favorite flavor is straight up hot chocolate, because every time he has had a fruity flavor it’s been absolutely disgusting. Even though LaBaugh chooses to drink plain hot chocolate, there are many different flavors to make this beverage your own.
Top flavors to go out and try according to http://thecelebritycafe.com/2014/11/top-10-hot-chocolate-flavors/:
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
- White Hot Chocolate
- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
- Caramel Corn Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
- Thin Mint Hot Chocolate
- Cookies and Cream Hot Chocolate
- Snickers Hot Chocolate
- Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Sophomore Grace Allred’s favorite kind of hot chocolate is mint.
“It makes me feel warm when I’m cold from the snow” said Allred.
Senior Jaxson Hodges’ favorite kind of hot chocolate is salted caramel and he usually makes it himself. “It warms you up on a cold winter’s day” said Hodges. He likes to get hot chocolate from Maverick. “They make pretty good hot chocolate” said Hodges. Hodges enjoys drinking hot chocolate after coming inside from outside activities. “I like to drink it when I get home from snowboarding or after I’ve been on the snowmobile outside” said Hodges.
Hot chocolate is a popular treat especially during the winter. Some places to get hot cocoa in Rexburg are Maverick, the Cocoa Bean, and Cocoa Lodge, but you can also make it at home.